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Dale Sveum

About Dale Sveum

Former manager of the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs who also played 12 seasons in the major leagues with several teams.

Early life

He attended Pinole Valley High School in California, where he played baseball and was an All-State quarterback.


His best offensive season as a player came in 1987, hitting 25 home runs and driving in 95 runs.

Family of Dale Sveum

He raised two children, Rustin and Britanne.

Close associates of Dale Sveum

He played for all-time great manager Tony La Russa on the Oakland Athletics in 1993.

Dusty Baker

About Dusty Baker

Former MLB player who managed the Cincinnati Reds after managing the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs.

Early life

He played for the Atlanta Braves during his MLB career.


He worked as a correspondent for ESPN after coaching the Cubs.

Family of Dusty Baker

He has had two children with his wife Melissa.

Close associates of Dusty Baker

He managed Kerry Wood on the Chicago Cubs.

Connie Mack

About Connie Mack

Philadelphia Athletics baseball manager from 1901 to 1950; coached the Athletics to 5 World Series championships: 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, and 1930..

Early life

During his playing career as a catcher, he inched himself closer to the plate than the standard catching position.


He compiled a career record of 3,731–3,948.

Family of Connie Mack

He had three sons: Earl, Roy, and Connie Mack Jr.

Close associates of Connie Mack

He and former manager John McGraw were both inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

John McLaren

About John McLaren

Baseball coach who managed the Washington Nationals in 2011 and Seattle Mariners from 2007-2008, also serving as an MLB scout.

Early life

He graduated from Westbury High School in Texas in 1970.


As a player, he was a catcher in the minor leagues.

Family of John McLaren

He was born in Galveston, Texas.

Close associates of John McLaren

He managed All-Star shortstop Ian Desmond on the Washington Nationals in 2011.


Whitey Herzog

About Whitey Herzog

Hall of Fame baseball manager who won the World Series and three pennants during his decade with the Cardinals.

Early life

He spent a solid eight seasons as a player, scoring 213 runs with a .254 average.


He had a winning system called Whiteyball, which focused on base-running speed rather than home run power.

Family of Whitey Herzog

His younger brother helped him make his first lineup for the Cardinals.

Close associates of Whitey Herzog

He taught his system to all the Cardinal legends, including Ozzie Smith.


AJ Hinch

About AJ Hinch

Former MLB catcher who became manager of the Houston Astros in 2015. He helped the franchise win its first ever World Series title in 2017. During his playing days, he caught games for the Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies. 

Early life

He attended Stanford University, where he earned a degree in psychology.


He earned a bronze medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. He served as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2009 to 2010.

Family of AJ Hinch

He had two daughters with his wife Erin Hinch. 

Close associates of AJ Hinch

He became the manager of several All-Stars during his time in Houston including Jose Altuve and George Springer.